Giovinazzi And Palmer Didn’t Have A Good Time In Hungary FP1

Two red flags interrupted running during Hungarian GP first practice, after incidents for Antonio Gioviniazzi and Jolyon Palmer

The Hungaroring is a tricky track to master, especially in first practice when the track is pretty “green” and not particularly rubbered in.

Ferrari third driver Antonio Giovinazzi found that out the hard way, replacing Kevin Magnussen at Haas for the 90-minute session.

Magnussen had to watch on as the Italian driver, who raced twice for Sauber earlier this year, lost control of his car at Turn 11 and hit the wall.

It was a fairly hefty impact, which damaged the left-hand side of the car fairly significantly, and brought out the red flag around a third of the way into the session.

Not ideal…

FP1 was then stopped right in the final seconds, after Palmer was spotted trundling around the circuit with a puncture and minus a front wing.

Had he hit the barrier? He must have…

Nope. Palmer ran wide over the exit kerb at Turn 4, with his front wing basically falling off. He then ran over the departed front wing, puncturing his tyre.

The red flag was shown just as FP1 finished, so at least he got a full session of running in this time.